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Vladimir Putin versus all you sneaky shpiony

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:33 pm

Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russia
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... Leonid Levin, chairman of the Duma’s committee on information policy and technology, has said that the law is not targeted at “introducing new bans for law-abiding citizens.” Instead, he claims it is to prohibit access to illegal content. The scope of what is considered “illegal content” in Russia, however, has widened considerably during Putin’s third term as president, with the government exerting more control over what people access or post online. ...
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Re: Vladimir Putin versus all you sneaky shpiony

Post by gnome » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:41 pm

My prediction: This will cause plenty of people lots of hassle (including whoever is chosen to be made an example of) but will not significantly dent the flow of "illegal" content. Things that are "banned" and that there is a way to obtain without being reliably caught, will be in higher demand than if it were left alone.
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Re: Vladimir Putin versus all you sneaky shpiony

Post by Grammatron » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:58 pm

The laws in Russia are not designed to stop illegal activity. They laws in Russia are designed have an excuse ready to punish someone when they step out of line.

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Re: Vladimir Putin versus all you sneaky shpiony

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:17 pm

He also put LASERs on his jets. Sounds cool but probably less range then a Gatling gun. Still, now we got to have them too. Which is cool. Every jet should have a laser.

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Re: Vladimir Putin versus all you sneaky shpiony

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:17 pm

In similar news:
The Verge wrote:Apple has removed VPN apps from China’s App Store

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/29/1606 ... -crackdown